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Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

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>> By Irene Caselli, BBC News, Caracas To read full article – click here The demand for bigger buttocks in Venezuela means some women will even have banned injections to achieve them, putting their health at risk. It is with tears in her eyes that Denny recounts how she woke up one day to find a bump the size of a football in her lower back. She could not walk or bend down, and the pain was intense. Even bef...

Let’s talk swelling, surgery and recovery

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Post-operative swelling is a component of any surgery. Patients will expect some swelling but often do not understand the complexities of the healing process and the variability of swelling. Swelling occurs because extra cells migrate into a healing area. As the healing process continues these new cells will cause maturation and eventually softening of the operated area. This process is a lot longer than one would imagine. ...

5 questions to ask your physician or registered nurse prior to your consultation

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1. Which brand do you use and why? Make sure you are informed about the benefits and risks associated with the brand your healthcare professional uses and how they differ from other available brands. Ensure your healthcare professional uses a brand that has a trusted heritage of quality and is supported by clinical data for delivering results.   2. Has this anti-wrinkle treatment been extensively tested and researche...

How important is being a good communicator in the doctor-patient relationship?

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We are all familiar with the phrase “a good bedside manner” which purports to show some facets of the personality of a doctor. And there’s no doubt that this asset makes patients feel very comfortable. Yet the relationship between a potential patient or patient and the doctor is very complex. The patient wishes to be taken care of with skill and empathy in a safe environment. The surgeon should strive to use the best ...

Is Bigger Better?

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With images of well known celebrities constantly splashed across social media, television and print showing the latest “look” – it is easy to be confused when researching breast augmentation. First performed in 1963 breast augmentation has come a long way and technology of the implants have led to more predictable and more natural results. Breast augmentation or breast enlargement is one of the commonest surgical procedu...

French women don’t get face lifts!

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Joan, Kron, contributing Editor at Large, wrote on 26 December 2013 whilst reviewing Guiliano’s book, “Don’t believe the title of Mireille Guiliano’s new book, French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The secret of Aging with Style and Attitude“ Pardonnez Moi! French Woman DO get face-lifts. Guiliano does advise her readers to consider liposuction, not for the hips, though, but for reducing neck fat. Interested? Make ...

Does your neck concern you when you look in the mirror or at photo’s?

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As we age, some  signs of the ageing process concern  patients more than others.  It is however not only ageing that is making surgical correction of neck problems becoming more and more commonplace. When patients start considering and investigating this procedure it is important to be aware that There  are three types of patients who will benefit from this surgery. Firstly the young patient in their late ...